Death and rebirth: The ignition of life in BCST

“When one thing dies all things die together, and must live again in a different way.” (David Whyte, 1997).

Today’s society tends to avoid the subject of death, both literal and symbolic, however death is one of the few certainties in life, often causing great pain within individual, familial, and community dynamics. From a biodynamic craniosacral perspective this workshop will explore the concept and experience of death both in terms of literal death and the death of a way of being. We will examine working in the end-of-life arena and issues involved in palliative care; address what it means to die to one pattern of living in order to open up to another; question whether it is possible to have a conscious death; and experience how all death processes are a natural rhythm within the cranial paradigm.

The workshop will start with a Thursday evening session to allow us more time to cover the extensive material.


  • 6.30 to 9.30pm Thurs 11th April
  • 10am to 5.30pm Fri 12th April
  • 10am to 5.30pm Sat 13th April
  • 10am to 3.30pm Sun 14th April

NOTE: This workshop is open to all qualified craniosacral therapists. Places will be limited to allow depth of experience for participants.


Jane Shaw marries Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Jungian psychology, and trauma-informed neurophysiology to support individuals to maximise their potential and their health. She teaches Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally, drawing on her embodied presence, compassion, and deep listening to nurture true emergent potentials, in conscious relationship to self, to others, and to the natural environment. Jane is founder and director of The Elmfield Institute, an organisation in Northern Ireland dedicated to sustainable holistic health education. She also has a twelve-year history of producing successful conferences at the cutting edge of mind-body medicine, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the globe. She holds an MA in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and an MA in Economics from The University of Edinburgh.
Grainne Delaney has been working as a body oriented therapist since 2003 currently running a biodynamic craniosacral therapy clinic in Waterford, Ireland. She is a tutor for Karuna Dartmoor in Devon, holding Kum Nye (embodied movement meditation) retreats and trainings and a BCST tutor with Body College and Elmfield Institute. Grainne has a keen interest in the pre and peri-natal period of life and is passionate about embodied practices to safely heal the impact of old wounded patterns, overwhelming and stressful life experiences. She believes by reconnecting with the wisdom and health of our body, we can fully express who we truly are, free of the patterns that obscure our relational connection with self, other and the natural world around us, bringing us back to an embodied knowingness of interconnected life and living.
Elmfield Estate, Gilford, Co. Down
£425 (Includes light lunch)
£120 deposit to reserve your place (please email to pay a deposit)
Payment plans available. Contact for more info.
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